Moon Peak Trek
Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
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  • Trip introduction

    The trek to Moon Peak takes you up to a 15,100 feet tall summit on a short 6-day itinerary. The uphill trail takes you past the popular Triund Hill and onward into the mountains of the Dhauladhar range. You'll climb through dense forests and steep inclines, halting at vantage points that open up to beautiful vistas of the valley. A challenging trek in Himachal Pradesh, this trek to Moon Peak is best suited only for experienced trekkers.

    Destination

    The Moon Peak, at an altitude of almost 15,125 feet, is the most visible and towering landmark in the Dhauladhar mountain range. This trail leading to the summit offers a challenging trek with quite a steep gradient and curves. Littered with big boulders, the landscape changes drastically as you climb up from Triund's grassy meadows to the rocky Lahesh Caves. From the summit, you'll get exquisite views of the beautiful Kangra valley and snow-capped peaks of the Dhauladhar range.

    Destination highlights

    • Reach the summit of Moon Peak in Himachal Pradesh.
    • Celebrate the beauty of the Himalayas from 15,200 feet.
    • Explore beautiful views of the Dhauladhar mountain ranges.
    • Stay in tents under the stars at picturesque campsites.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to follow all instructions of the trek leader during the Moon Peak trek.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Travellers requested to stick together and walk with the group and not wander off from the group on their own.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the Moon Peak trek.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 30 days prior to departure of the Moon Peak trek: 90% refund.

    For cancellations made 21-30 days prior to departure of the Moon Peak trek: 60% refund.

    For cancellations made 11-20 days prior to departure of the Moon Peak trek: 30% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 10 days prior to departure of the Moon Peak trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Moon Peak trek to maximize the safety of the travellers and staff. Any costs arising due to such a change in the itinerary are borne by the traveller.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the Moon Peak trek.

    You'll be required to sign a medical and disclaimer certificate before beginning the trek.

    For rescheduling your departure date after booking the trek, a fee of 30% of the total trip cost will be applicable. You'll not be allowed to reschedule the trek if your departure date is less than 10 days away.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    There is no pick-up for this Moon Peak trek.
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    Drop off point
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    Mode of transport
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    Start point
    Main Square, McLeod Ganj
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    End point
    Main Square, McLeod Ganj
    Time of departure
    08:00 AM
    Time of return
    01:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    27 hrs
    Total distance covered
    45 kms
    Start point elevation
    6831 feet
    Maximum elevation
    15200 feet
    Minimum elevation
    6831 feet
    Average per day distance
    9 kms
  • Day 1 of the Moon Peak trek: McLeod Ganj to Triund

    Report to the Main Square in McLeod Ganj by 9:00 hrs and begin your trek to today's destination of Triund. It is a well-marked trail through the grassy ridges, offering your first glimpse of the Kangra valley and the Dhauladhar mountains. The trek serves as a good warm up trek before you embark on the steep inclines of the Moon peak. Overnight in tents at Triund.

    Day 2 of the Moon Peak trek: Triund to Ilaqa Got

    Wake up to a gorgeous sunrise over the Dhauladhar range. Today, you will resume the trek and proceed to Ilaqa Got. Before you arrive, you'll visit the famous Snowline Cafe, located an hour away from Triund. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to acclimatize your body to the high altitude. Overnight in tents at Ilaqa Got.

    Day 3 of the Moon Peak trek: Ilaqa Got to Lahesh Caves

    Today, you will set out for the Lahesh Caves in the morning. Before you arrive, you'll trek over the snow and moraine of the Laka Glacier. The Lahesh Caves will act as the base camp for your summit climb to the Moon Peak the following day. Although, depending on the time and weather conditions, the summit climb may be undertaken today itself. Overnight in the Lahesh Caves.

    Day 4 of the Moon Peak trek: Lahesh Caves to Ilaqa Got via the Moon Peak

    Today, you will start after an early breakfast and take the uphill route to reach the Moon peak. You'll navigate tricky sections on the trail, requiring you to climb over steep inclines and large boulders. From the top, you'll get awe-inspiring views of Dhauladhar mountains, the Indrahar Pass and the lower hills of Triund. After spending a little while on the peak, you'll climb back down to Ilaqa Got. Overnight in tents at Ilaqa Got.

    Day 5 of the Moon Peak trek: Ilaqa Got to McLeod Ganj

    Today, you will trek downhill on a short and easy trail to McLeod Ganj, arriving in the town by late afternoon. Your trek ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    McLeod Ganj
    End point
    Triund
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    9 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Triund
    End point
    Ilaqa Got
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 kms
    Trekking time
    3 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ilaqa Got
    End point
    Lahesh Caves
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    3 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Lahesh Caves
    End point
    Ilaqa Got
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    11 kms
    Trekking time
    9 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ilaqa Got
    End point
    McLeod Ganj
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    15 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Accommodation for 4 nights in tents on a triple-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, mattress, sleeping bags
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent
    • All meals from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on day 5
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support staff
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any (including crampons, micro-spikes etc.)
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements between your home city and McLeod Ganj
    • Services of porters/mules to carry your personal luggage (can be arranged at an extra cost of INR 2,500 per bag, if booked at least five days in advance)
    • Adventure travel insurance (can be arranged at an extra cost of INR 350 per person; details on request)
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as gratuity tips to staff, extra meals, beverages etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Waterproof trekking shoes
    • Track pants
    • Full-sleeve t-shirts and shirts
    • Fleece jacket
    • Wind-proof jacket
    • Thermal inner wear and sweater
    • Woollen socks
    • Synthetic gloves
    • Balaclava
    • Woollen monkey cap
      What not to Wear
    • Denim jeans, shorts, capris
    • Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Tents for overnight accommodation
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent
    • All equipment required for camping: mattress, sleeping bag
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any (including crampons, micro-spikes etc.)
      You need to get
    • Rucksack (60+ ltrs) with shoulder straps and supporting frame
    • Cap/hat and sunglasses
    • Quick dry towel
    • Cold cream and lip balm
    • Torch and headlamps
    • Personal toiletries
    • Toilet paper
    • Trekking pole (optional)
    • Dry snacks (energy bars, chocolates etc.)
    • Water bottles (2 ltrs)
    • Passport size photo
    • Govt-issued ID card

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Moon Peak trek: McLeod Ganj to Triund

    Overnight in tents at Triund.

    You will begin your trek at 8:00 hrs from the Main Square. Today's meal package covers lunch and dinner. Packed lunch will be served to you on the way to the campsite, and dinner will be served to you at the campsite. For the night stay, you will be given sleeping bags and mattresses. You will sleep in tents.

    Day 2 of the Moon Peak trek: Triund to Ilaqa Got

    Overnight in tents at Ilaqa Got.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast will be served to you before you set out for the trek. Packed lunch will be served on the way and dinner will be served at the Ilaqa Got campsite. Your campsite will be equipped with a common kitchen/dining tent to prepare and serve meals and a common dry-pit style washroom tent.

    Day 3 of the Moon Peak trek: Ilaqa Got to Lahesh Caves

    Overnight in Lahesh Caves.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast will be served to you before you set out for the trek. Packed lunch will be served on the way and dinner will be served at Lahesh Caves. You'll sleep either inside the Lahesh Caves or in tents pitched outside the caves.

    Day 4 of the Moon Peak trek: Lahesh Caves to Ilaqa Got via the Moon Peak

    Overnight in tents at Ilaqa Got.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. You will begin your trek to the Moon Peak post-breakfast. Packed lunch will be served to you on the way to the peak and dinner will be served to you at Ilaqa Got. Throughout the trek, you'll be accompanied by an experienced trek leader and a support staff of cooks, helpers and porters.

    Day 5 of the Moon Peak trek: Ilaqa Got to McLeod Ganj

    You trip ends by early morning.

    Today's meal package includes only breakfast. You will be served breakfast before you set out on your descend to McLeod Ganj. Your trek ends at McLeod Ganj before afternoon.

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